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Prince William School

KS4 CURRICULUM

The GCSE Dance course will be following the AQA specification from September 2016. The study of the anthology of professional works will develop student’s ability to critically appraise professional dance works and provides a springboard for engaging in practical tasks.

Component 1: Performance and Choreography 60%

  • Set phrases through a solo performance (approximately one minute in duration)
  • Duet/trio performance (three minutes in a dance which is a maximum of five minutes in duration)
  • Solo or group choreography – a solo (two to two and a half minutes) or a group dance for two to five dancers (three to three and a half minutes)

Component 2: Dance Appreciation 40%

  • Knowledge and understanding of choreographic processes and performing skills
  • Critical appreciation of own work
  • Critical appreciation of professional works